Missouri Man Pleads Guilty to Fraud In Obtaining Government Contracts
KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Missouri man pleaded guilty today to committing fraud to obtain millions of dollars in government contracts, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
Joseph David Dial, Jr., age 53 of Belton, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of major program fraud and one count of wire fraud. In his plea, he admitted he falsely claimed that United Medical Design Builders, LLC was eligible to receive set aside contracts under the federal Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business program. Because of Dial’s false representations, the company received contracts from the Department of Defense including an $8.2 million contract to build healthcare facilities at Hanscom Air Force Base.
No sentencing date has been set yet. Dial faces up to 10 years in federal prison on the program fraud count, and up to 20 years on the wire fraud count.
McAllister commended the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, General Services Administration-Office of Inspector General, Small Business Administration-Office of Inspector General, and Army CID Major Procurement Fraud Unit and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tris Hunt for their work on the case.